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It was no ordinary week on the CBS Radford lot in Studio City, where the ladies of “The Talk” kicked off their fourth season with a bang. Or, rather, a pssst!
Every day this past week, each of the hosts took a turn sharing an intimate secret that they’ve never revealed publicly before. Friday was Sheryl Underwood’s turn, and hers may have been the most powerful of them all.
Her revelation: that she was born premature with a twin and the twin did not survive. Moreover, she says that when she later saw her mom stab her dad, she realized that her dad was in fact a good man (she did not elaborate further on this part of the story). To this date, she feels her sister is her guardian angel.
“I try to make everyone laugh and everyone happy, so that they never have to experience what I experienced during parts of my childhood, she said. “My mother did not want me to be close to my father, so she would tell me that my father killed my sister.” In truth, she says, she later learned from her father that her parents never left the hospital while she and her sister were in the incubator.
On Thursday, Sara Gilbert confessed that she realized that she was a lesbian while she was dating Johnny Galecki (her “Roseanne” co-star), and that he played a large role in helping her come out.
“I thought he was super cute and I had a total crush on him,” she explained. “And we started dating and he would come over and we would, like, make out, and then I would start to get depressed.”
On Wednesday, Julie Chen admitted that she had plastic surgery on her eyelids back when she was a young reporter starting out in Dayton, Ohio. However, she also shared her experience with racism from her news director, which lead to her decision to go under the knife.
Aisha Tyler broke down in tears on Tuesday when she described her struggle with infertility. After learning she had less than a 5 percent chance of getting pregnant over the age of 40 (due to a tortuous fallopian tube, which makes it difficult for sperm to get to an egg), she and her husband decided to stop trying. “It was better to not go through that torture,” she said through her tears.
And on Monday, Sharon Osbourne kicked off the week with a shocker from her youth. Shortly after she moved to Los Angeles — and well before she met Ozzy — she had a little romance with a young Jay Leno!
“One thing led to another … He came to my house and met me, and then we had a little fling,” she dished. “And the ‘fling’ was more ‘fling’ for me, and not ‘fling’ enough for him. Because a couple of months into it, he brought around his real love of his life for me to meet. She was lovely. He took me to Fatburger and they showed me around town … Seriously, I had never been to Fatburger and I loved it! They were so kind to me and continued a friendship over the years. And that man that I had a ‘flingy wingy’ with was Jay Leno!”
They say you learn something every day, but we can’t say we expected any of this week’s five revelations. Which was the most jaw dropping for you? Let us know in the comments.